It’s been more than 20 years since the current DNR walleye management plan in Wisconsin was created.
A lot has changed since then including the current state of the walleye population.
“When we think about northern Wisconsin, there’s some very specific issues that walleye are facing that just didn’t exist in the 90s that we need to take into account with our plan. That includes lower rates of natural reproduction and more reliance on stocking,” said Max Wolter. Wolter is a fisheries biologist with the DNR and he’s the co-leader of the Wisconsin DNR walleye management team.